The usual preoccupations. The first sentence (more or less) of the first post for the last twelve months:
- 12 January: I’m going to try Musicology Duck’s Listen Wider Challenge 2020.
- 3 February: I returned to Florida for the first time in far too many years for my first SCBWF.
- 2 March: First week of nest box monitoring.
- 5 April: Virginia state parks are still open for day use!
- 3 May: A new non-native wasp has been spotted in the Pacific Northwest, Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia).
- 6 June: At my desk away from my desk, 12 weeks since we started working remotely full-time.
- 3 July: 51 murals promoting our 51st state.
- 3 August: “To say that [the revival of evangelical Christianity in the 1820s] marked a turn away from the spirit of the nation’s founding is to wildly understate the case.”
- 5 September: Look what popped up in a bare patch in my weedy back yard: two sprigs of Spotted Wintergreen (Chimaphila maculata).
- 12 October: Mikaela Lefrak of WAMU is releasing a six-part podcast on the fight for Washington, D.C. residents to be fully enfranchised and empowered to run their own government.
- 1 November: “In my junior year I presented a skit at the Press Club Vod based on the idea of how closely allied jazz dancing was to the jungle.”
- 8 December: “It was recently discovered, for example, that good tobacco crops depend, for some unknown reason, on the preconditioning of the soil by wild ragweed.”
The year in review: